Announcement

On April 1, 2019, RCI, Inc., a non-profit association originally incorporated in 1983 as the Roof Consultants Institute (RCI), officially became the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC).

About IIBEC (International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants)

IIBEC was originally RCI, Incorporated which is an international association of professional consultants, architects, and engineers who specialize in the specification and design of roofing, waterproofing and building envelope systems.

Since 1983, IIBEC members have offered unbiased design, re air planning, quality observance, legal testimony, and general roof management services. In March of 2006, it expanded its mission and service scope to include waterproofing and the building envelope. This action reflects the understanding that roofing issues often influence the entire building envelope. It was discovered that in increasing frequency, IIBEC members are are called upon to address building-wide concerns from below-grade to rooftop.

The Registered Roof Consultant (RRC), Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC), Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWC) and Registered Roof Observer (RRO) programs distinguish professionals with the proven standards of education, experience and ethics.

  

IIBEC S.O Breakfast Seminar – May 30th 2019

IIBEC Southern Ontario hosted the second Breakfast Seminar of 2019 at the Corporate Event Centre at the Centre for Health and Safety Information (CHSI) in Mississauga on May 30th, 2019. The seminar was well attended with 43 people in attendance and 4 people attending via webinar.

The first presentation was "High Performance Enclosures" presented by Pravin Pai from Stephenson Engineering Ltd.

The second presentation was "Guidelines for Commissioning and Certifying the Resiliency of Roofs Subjected to Extreme Weather Events" presented by Dr. Bas Baskaran from the National Research Council of Canada.

IIBEC S.O would like to thank Chris Hunter from Georgia-Pacific Canada, John Mills from Sika Sarnafil Canada, and Dan Meskell from Enercorp Inc (Carlisle SynTec Systems) for preparing table top displays at the seminar.



  

RCI Ontario Chapter AGM 2019

The RCI Ontario Chapter held its Annual General Meeting on February 1st at St George's Golf & Country Club in Etobicoke. The beautiful and historic venue provided the perfect backdrop for what was a busy day of activity for those who attended.


This event kicked off with current Chapter President David McMillan delivering a Call to Order and putting forth the Motion to adopt the Agenda. David then introduced the 2018 Board of Directors and thanked them for their work throughout the year. David announced that he will be vacating the position of Chapter President and that current Vice-President Shawn Irani will become the new Chapter President for 2019.

David announced that Jennifer Hogan was elected as the Region VII Director. This was fantastic news as this made Jennifer the first female Regional Director in RCI. Jennifer has long advocated for this chapter and she will certainly have the chance to do much more in her new position. She was last year's "Emerging Professional Award" winner which is a testament to how hard she works to advocate for this chapter. The Ontario Chapter is very fortunate to have her as she is a tremendous asset! It should be noted as well that Stephanie Robinson was also up for election for the Region VII Director and though she fell short on the ballots she should still be recognized for her efforts as she has done an incredible job with the National Capital Branch and she would have been a fine candidate for the Region VII Director position. These two women are to be commended for their dedication and commitment!

The 2018 Committee reports were issued by each Director and was followed by a Motion to accept Committee Reports as presented. The 2018 Financial Statements were reviewed and the new proposed 2019 budget was discussed.

Nomination forms were presented for each candidate running for the Board of Directors. The election results were announced by Jennifer Hogan introducing the new 2019 Board. The selected members are listed as follows:

Shawn Irani TSS Building Sciences Inc.
David McMillan Remy Consulting
Jennifer Hogan Pretium Anderson
Allen Lyte W. Allen Partners Inc.
Denis Theriault Goodmen Corporation
John Mills Sika Canada
Megan Kikuta Tremco Roofing
Kyle Boyce Henry Company
Russell Ibbotson Velux Canada
Mike Da Silva Can-Sky Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.
Jay Campbell Dean-Chandler Roofing Ltd.
Gary Hamilton Maritime Branch (Master Roofers Guarantee of New Brunswick)
Kevin Voorberg Tektum Group
Lora Ferrazzo-Bourck Artistic Skylights
Stephanie Robinson WSP Canada (Ottawa)



RCI Ontario Chapter Board of Directors 2019

For those who have departed the board this year such as Brian Fishburn (past Region VII Director) and David Agnew (Director at Large), the Ontario Chapter would like to thank you for your service. The Chapter benefitted greatly from your time and expertise and in Brian's case he lobbied to the International for Canadian interests and better representation among the Canadian chapters.

Before departing his post as President, David McMillan was presented with the "President Recognition Award" from Vice-President Shawn Irani. The award was well deserved as David worked extensively to ensure that the Ontario Chapter was progressing forward with long range goals set forth by the chapter. He also donated vast amounts of his time in promoting the chapter and advancing the outreach of the chapter and its affiliates.

Incoming President Shawn Irani announced that the Ontario Chapter had been granted Platinum Level for the Chapter Awards for the 2018 year from RCI Inc. which will be presented at this year's National Convention. This is great recognition for the Ontario Chapter and a testament to the hard work that was performed by all the members of the Board throughout this past year.


RCI AGM 2019

The RCI Ontario Chapter would like to acknowledge the following for their sponsorship for this event:

  • Lunch Sponsors & Cocktail Sponsor: Dean-Chandler Roofing Ltd.
  • Lunch Sponsor: Soprema

Upon completion of the AGM, there was an educational seminar on "Canadian Code Assessment Engine – Commercial Fire Code Clarity" which was presented by Brian Baird, Senior Account Manager at Dow/Dupont. It was designed to bring understanding to the complex issue of wall design and fire code conformance. Brian went through a code tool which was developed by Jensen Hughes, a code consulting firm, and in partnership with Dow, which would allow design professionals a way of providing clarity as to when, and under what circumstances foam plastics can be used in above grade walls. Brian ran through the process of how to navigate this online tool which would make it easy for design professionals to assess what type of wall insulation assemblies could be specified and meet the fire code and local building code conformances.


RCI SEMINAR – Code Assessment Engine

Curling Social

When the AGM and educational seminar wrapped up it was time for some lunch and beverages. After a lunch 20 plus members who chose to stay around took to the curling rink for a great afternoon of throwing stones. This was the third time this event was held in conjunction with the AGM and again it was an enjoyable event. It appeared that all of those who attended had a wonderful time and enjoyed the chance to unwind. Aside from the odd fall, all attendees escaped without injury and were able to walk off the ice with a smile which is really what the event was all about!

The Chapter would like to thank the Social Committee for organizing this great event.


Curling Social

Curling Social Winning Teams

Upcoming Events:

  • February 7th & 8th: "Roof Technology & Science I" at the TCA Offices in Richmond Hill. 16 CEHs.
  • April 11TH & 12th: "Professional Building Consulting" at the TCA Offices in Richmond Hill. 16 CEHs.

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Upcoming Events


Ottawa Seminar & Workshop: Blowin’ in the Wind: Understanding, Designing and Field Testing for Wind Date: July 12, 2019
Location: Ottawa
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Roof Technology & Science II Date: September 19 - 20, 2019
Location: Richmond Hill
Registration to open soon

Roof Technology & Science I Date: October 3 - 4, 2019
Location: Ottawa
Registration to open soon

Rooftop Quality Assurance Date: November 15, 2019
Location: Richmond Hill
Registration to open soon

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RCI ONTARIO INC – Founding Members

Originally known as Region-VIII (Canada), was established in 1995. Three years later, the Ontario Chapter was formed, and it became one of the first officially recognized chapters within RCI International. The founding members of the chapter were:

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